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Kearney Branch Irish Creek-Zenith Rd. Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Kearney Branch, 2.0 mi. north and 1.3 mi. west of Lillis
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
3-panel, pinned Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63885, -96.31966   (decimal degrees)
39°38'20" N, 96°19'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/730009/4391107 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vermillion
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 10 E., Sec. 5
Inventory numbers
KS 000580927703500 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
10

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Kearney Branch Irish Creek-Zenith Rd. Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What a diamond in the rough! Likely early 1880s or even possibly 1870s.

Kearney Branch Irish Creek-Zenith Rd. Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice old wrought iron pony with cast connections! Likely a WIBCo. product.

Branch Irish Creek Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Oh this one is great....still open and all but hidden by thick jungle forest cover, on a nice curve....beauty worth a visit